• Big Jay McNEELY - King of the Honkers – Selected Singles 1948-1952

This CD is one of four new releases from Jasmine which present the honking r&b sax blasters from the late 1940s when they fronted the riffing big bands in the mid to late 50s and were making their own records or providing the sax breaks on endless rock and roll records.

Following on from Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson & Sam 'The Man' Taylor comes these 29 slices of frantic sax blasting by the one and only Big Jay McNeely.

All of these recordings epitomise the style of 'honking' that mesmerised audiences during the immediate post-war years and the early 50s and includes his hits, 'Wild Wig' and 'The Deacon's Hop'.

A Single CD and the limited space of a CD booklet can hardly do justice to the remarkable career of Big Jay but just like its companion CDs from Buddy Lucas, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Willis 'Gator Tail' Jackson, the music really does speak for itself.

Track Listing

1. WILD WIG
2. DEACON'S GROOVE
3. THE DEACON'S HOP
4. ARTIE'S JUMP
5. SUNDAY DINNER
6. CALIFORNIA HOP
7. MAN EATER
8. CHERRY SMASH
9. BLOW BIG JAY
10. WILLIE THE COOL CAT
11. ROAD HOUSE BOOGIE
12. HOPPIN' WITH HUNTER
13. K & H BOOGIE
14. JAY'S FRANTIC
15. DEACON'S BLOWOUT
16. LET'S SPLIT
17. REAL CRAZY COOL
18. ALL THAT WINE IS GONE
19. INSECT BALL
20. LET'S DO IT (Deacons Hop)
21. DEACON RIDES AGAIN
22. BLOW, BLOW, BLOW
23. JAY WALK
24. NIGHT RIDE
25. JET FURY
26. DEACON'S EXPRESS
27. THE GOOF
28. BIG JAY SHUFFLE
29. JUST CRAZY

Other Details
Price Code A
Format CD
Release Date November 9th 2018
UPC Bar Code No 604988 31122 8

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Big Jay McNEELY - King of the Honkers – Selected Singles 1948-1952

  • Product Code: JASMCD 3112
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